My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

30 December 2013

My Favourite Five Creations of 2013

Good morning - goodness what an awlful day outside this morning, so windy and very wet, but it is just starting to brighten up outside.

So, another of Debby's challenges and this one will be much harder.  Choose your favourite 5 creations of 2013 ..... umm I maybe sometime LOL!


So here goes .....






And an extra one because I struggled with 5!


Hope you enjoyed my selection.

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

29 December 2013

I'M HAVING A CRAFT ROOM CLEAR OUT!

Evening everyone - as we approach the end of the year, I have decided to have a complete craft room clear out.  There are so many items I just do not or will not use and because I want to do crafting for me in the New Year and only do specific things, I am selling a lot of my stuff on ebay.  I started listing on Saturday and will keep going over the next week or so, so keep stopping by.

Here is the link My Craft Items For Sale if you fancy having a look to see if anything takes your fancy.

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

28 December 2013

My 5 Favourite Christmas Creations

Good morning!

The lovely Debby is running her fun challenge again this year and wants us to show our 5 favourite Christmas creations.  This was quite easy this year, as I didn't make as much as I would have liked.


So here we go:




This was the centre piece for my Christmas table

Crackers with a gift inside for every guest
  

Thanks for popping in.

Claire x

27 December 2013

Christmas Cards

Afternoon everyone, hope you have all had a lovely Christmas.

I had a lovely day with my family and also got some lovely gifts too and the one I really love was bought from my Hubby - an ebosser and its just brilliant!

Anyway, I thought I would share some Christmas cards that I didn't get time to blog, these were made for close family.

Mother & Father-in-Law

Sister & Brother-in-Law

Mum & Dad

Step Daughter

Daughter

Son

Husband

All quick and simple layouts using Mo Manning and LOTV pre-printed images from Art Pads as these were all made last minute as I was so behind with cards this year.  Must be more organised in 2014!

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

24 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hello and good evening to all my lovely Blogging friends.

Just a quick post to share some of my piccies of my Christmas preparations. Apologies again for not being around very much, I should be back to normal in the New Year.

Tree in the Lounge

The Table in the Conservatory is Set


I will be back in a separate post to share my table makes.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Claire x

15 December 2013

December Midway Reminder @ Christmas Card All Year Round

Good afternoon - I'm back with my second post of the day.

This is my last DT card for Christmas Cards All Year Round as I am saying goodbye. It has been lovely working with you all over the last 6 months and a big "thank you" to Tracey for having me as part of the team.

So, it's midway reminder time and the theme for December is:

"CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Festive Foliage Art Pad
Papermania Home For Christmas Papers
Kanban Mirri Card
Card, Ribbon, Card & Gems from Stash
Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts 155 Whatever is Urgent to Make
Polkadoodles 12 Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity 154 Christmas Chaos
Southern Girls Christmas Wishes

Thanks for popping in again.

Claire x

December Midway Reminder @ Ready-Teddy-Go

Morning all - hope you are all well?

Sorry I haven't been around for a while, not posting or visiting your blogs, but I have been very busy with Christmas preparations, work and family life.  Also we are back at the hospital early on Monday morning, as Mark is having another operation to remove two lumps from his right groin.

Anyway, it is a sad day today as I am saying goodbye to another of my DTs - I have absolutely loved being on the Ready-Teddy-Go team for the past 18 months. Everyone is so lovely and the DT are so welcoming, but it is time for me to move on, mainly due to personal reasons. I will miss you all, but will still be visiting in blogland.

So it's time for the midway reminder for December at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme is:

"CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS"

Unfortunately I do not have a card to share, but hope you will join in with the challenge to win this fabulous prize:




Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.  We do hope you will find the time to join in with our challenge this month, it would be lovely if you could play along and don't forget you MUST have a teddy on your card or creation to enter.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

1 December 2013

Christmas Stockings @ Christmas Cards All Year Round December

Good morning, well here we are into December already, start counting down those days and preparing for the big day!

So its time for a brand new monthly challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

The theme for December is:

"CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Stockings Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink
Frantage
Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Pearls & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Kanban Pearlescent Card
Corner Punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Charisma 46 Christmas
Oldie But A Goodie Ribbon and/or Lace
Bearly Mine 114 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Creative Craft 2 24 Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Southern Girls Embrace Your Lumps & Bumps)
Creative Knockouts 13 Tic Tac Toe (Embossing/Sentiment/Ribbon)
Crafty Ribbons 72 Anything Goes With Ribbon

Thanks for visiting, your comments are always a pleasure - hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

23 November 2013

Birthday Girl

Good evening, hope you have all had a good day. I've been to Birmingham today to do some Christmas shopping, we went on the train and then stopped off on the way home at a local olde worlde pub for some lunch and then headed home out of the cold, brrrr it's been bitter today!

So today is my youngest Daughter Megan's 14th Birthday and here is the card I made for her:


Card Ingredients:

Hobby House Mo Manning Pre Coloured Image
First Edition Sweet Owl Papers
Card Stock & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Pearls - NEC Stash
Liquid Pearls
Joanna Sheen Britannia Greeting Dies
Joy Corner Die

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today, lovely to see you.

Claire x

19 November 2013

CRAFTY STASH FOR SALE

CRAFT ITEMS FOR SALE

I have the following items for sale.

If you are interested, email me at claire69scorpio@sky.com, together with your email address, so I can send you an invoice through PayPal. Once funds have been received I will dispatch the items.

Crafters Companion The Ultimate Pen Storage
Pack of 6
Cost £35.00
£22.50 plus £5.00 p&p

47 Flexmarkers - majority unused SOLD
Usually retail at £2.49 each
Colours:
Hot pink, cardinal red, crimson, caramel, light fawn, sandstone, gold, blush, saffron, lemon chiffon, canary, sunflower, buttercup, satin, pale citrus, aniseed, honeydew, meadow green, apple, chartreuse, pastel green, aquamarine, soft green, soft aqua, cool aqua, duck egg, surf blue, glacier blue, celestial blue, cadet blue, soft mauve, pink lavender, pink pearl, pale blossom, shocking pink, tea rose, dusky rose, antique pink, watermelon, cocktail pink, pastel pink, antique white, dusky pink, blue grey 1, wild orchid, , sorbet, muted pink
£25.00 plus £5.00 p&p

Fiskars Sure Cut Paper Trimmer
Brand new unboxed - cost £22.49
£15.00 plus £5.00 p&p

Lili of the Valley A5 Stamp Pouches
Brand new - 8 packs of 10 available
Size: 154mm wide x 222mm high - great for bigger stamps or storing dies
£2.00 plus £1.50 p&p

Thanks for looking

Claire x

15 November 2013

November Midway Reminder @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Good afternoon - I'm back with my second post of the day.

So, it's midway reminder time at Christmas Cards All Year Round and the theme for November is:

"WINTER WONDERLAND"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV James Snowman Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Nitwit Winter Wishes Papers
Die Cuts & Organza Ribbon from Stash
Creata Rub-On Greeting
Frosted & Diamond Stickles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons 70 Anything Goes With Ribbon
A Creative Romance Winter Blues
Crafty Sentiments Blues
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 150 Outdoors
Divas By Design Something Snowy
Penny's 153 Add A Sentiment
MAWTT Furry Friends
Crafty Little Fairies Top of the Pops (Winter Wonderland, Perry Como)

Thanks for popping in again, always lovely to have you here.

Have a great weekend!

Claire x

Midway Reminder November @ Ready-Teddy-Go

Good afternoon - I am a little late with my post as I forgot to schedule it whilst being at work!!

It's time for the midway reminder for November at Ready-Teddy-Go.

The theme for November is:

"USE EMBOSSING"

Dry or wet - it's up to you!

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV James - Christmas Tree Stamp
Promarkers
LOTV Class Christmas Papers
Gems, Card & Ribbon from Stash
Sizzix Distressed Texture Plate
Joy Die
Corner Punch
Frosted Lace & Silver Ice Stickles

We are sponsored this month by Di's Digi Stamps


And the prize is a $10.00 gift certificate to spend in store

Hop on over to the main challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.  We do hope you will find the time to join in with our challenge this month, it would be lovely if you could play along and don't forget you MUST have a teddy on your card or creation to enter.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sparkles 34 Have a Beary Christmas
Stamping Sensations November Christmas
C4C211 Let's Frame It
Sweet Stampin' Christmas is Coming
Make It Monday 166
I Love Promarkers Red & Green
Fab 'n' Funky 193 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, your visits always make my day.

Claire x

13 November 2013

Let It Snow!

But not literally LOL!

You will probably be seeing quite a few Christmas cards from me over the next few weeks as I seriously need to catch up, so apologies in advance if you get bored of them!

This is a simple, flat design (ideal for posting) using my new die from NEC:


Card Ingredients:

Die Versions Let It Snow Die
LOTV Nitwit Winter Wishes Papers
Cardstock & Gems from Stash
Diamond Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

SOS 127 Use Something Already Out on Your Desk (My new die)
Papertake Weekly Snow & Ice
Crafty Creations 248 Dies & Punches
A Little Bit Crafty November Sparkle & Shine
Delightful All That Glitters
Charisma Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts 192 Use Glitter
Crimbo Crackers 54 Christmas Words
That Craft Place Sentiment

Thanks for popping in this afternoon - hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Claire x

10 November 2013

A Grand Day Out!

Afternoon peeps! I had a fabulous day at the NEC yesterday and met up with my bestest blogging buddy Debs and also met Sharon (Nellies Handmade Cards) too - it was lovely to meet you hun.  Unfortunately Laurie couldn't make it - we missed you!!

So here are some pictures of my crafty purchases:

The essentials:

Cards & Embellishments:

Card Stock, Felt & Papers:

Dies, Stamps & Chipboard:

MDF for Altered Projects:

And lastly an early Birthday gift from my lovely friend Debs - thanks again huni!

So there you have it, lots of lovely stash which I can't wait to use!

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

8 November 2013

Giving a Gift

Evening everyone, I can't believe how quick this week has gone!  I can start counting down the weeks now until I break up from work (school) - only 6 to go LOL!

Uber excited as I am meeting up with my fabulous blogging friends Debs and Laurie tomorrow at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC and can't wait to see them for a catch up and to cheer myself up with some new goodies.

I have been making some gift card holders for Christmas and here is one of them:


 

Ingredients:

Cardstock & Pearl from Stash
Fizzy Moon Papers
Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake
Velcro Dots
Corner Punch

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Anything Goes - Optional Christmas
Creative Knockouts 10 Get Punchy
CRAFT 232 Christmas
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards52 Monochromatic
Bearly Mine 111 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by, I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Claire x

5 November 2013

In The Frame

Evening folks, hope you are all well and those who are not get better soon!

Welcome to my new followers, lovely to have you here and I hope you will stay a while.

I'm here to share a creation I made some time ago for one of my DT's, but due to personal circumstances I left the DT before I had time to show it, but now I can enter it into their challenge instead LOL - cheeky eh!?


Ingredients:

Every Crafts a Pound Chipboard Photo Frame
Papers from Stash
Memory Box Butterfly Die
Magnolia Spring Tilda Stamp
Promarkers
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Leaf & Butterfly Die Cuts from Stash
Liquid Pearls
Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch
Pearls from Stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Heck of A Challenge November In The Frame
Make It Monday 165
Simply Magnolia Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - hope you are enjoying the fireworks - be safe!

Claire x

1 November 2013

Winter Wonderland @ Christmas Cards All Year Round

Good morning everyone, sorry I haven't been around at all this week visiting your blogs, but I have been away in Cornwall for a well deserved break with my Husband Mark.

We have had a lovely time, the weather was mixed, but it didn't stop us visiting places and getting out and about.

This is Porthminster Beach, St Ives:

So, it's the 1st November and that means its time for a brand new challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

The theme for November is:

"WINTER WONDERLAND"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Art Pad Winter Wonderland
Pearls & Gems from Stash
Kanban Swiss Dots Cardstock
Memory Box Frosty Border & Snowflake Corner
Fizzy Moon Festive Fun Papers
Creata Rub-on Greeting
Liquid Pearls

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Polkadoodles 44 Anything Goes Christmas

Thanks for popping in - hope you have a lovely day.

Claire x

19 October 2013

Swinging Elves

Morning all - it's another right miserable wet day outside again.  I do hope this rain disappears before my hols next weekend!  I think it's a good day to stay inside and craft!

I'm here today to share another Christmas card, I really need to get a wriggle on with them now and I'm trying not to use too may layers to they will post easier!


Card Ingredients:

Hobby House Mo Manning Christmas Elves Image
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Papers
Mirri Card
Memory Box Precious Ornaments Die
Rub-On Greeting
Pearls from Stash
Diamond Ice Stickles

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine 108 Anything Goes
Creative Crafts 2 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations 244 Let's See You Sparkle & Shine
Penny's 149 Anything Goes
CRAFT 228 Christmas
MAWTT Christmas Cuties
Polkadoodles 32 Christmas is Coming

Thank you for stopping by today, hope you have a great day whatever you are up to.

Claire x

15 October 2013

Christmas Candy Winner

Evening everyone!

WOW! Thank you to all of you who entered my Christmas Candy.

The lucky winner chosen by Random.org is:

No: 11 - Tilly Trotter

Well done Tilly,  please contact me using the email addy in my sidebar with your address details and I will get your package out to you.

Thanks again to everyone for your kind comments and continued support.

Claire x

Christmas Candy

Yes it's me!  Have you missed me?

I can't believe its been 2 weeks since I last posted, which is not like me at all.  However I have not done one ounce of crafting so had nothing to post anyway! I've been struggling to be honest with lots of things, but I hope to be back a little bit more regularly from now on!

So as I have absolutely no creation whatsoever to show you, I thought I would have a little Christmas candy for my lovely friends and followers.  It's a little "thank you" to you all for your continued support through Mark's illness over the last four months and visiting even though I haven't been posting as much as I would have liked and to apologise for not always being able to visit your lovely blogs and comment.

So what have we got?


Hunkadory Snowy Friends Die Cuts & Card Pack
Small Bag of Gems
Happy Holidays - 21 Vintage Christmas Stamps
Medium Bag full of Kanban Christmas Sentiments
Nitwit Collections Patchwork Christmas Stamps
Christmas Wishes - 21 Die Cut Sentiments
MDF Man MDF Christmas Tree

And some added extras as a top up:


Jennifer Ellory Christmas Embossing Set
We R Memory Keepers Glitter Lace
Hobbycraft Wooden Owl Moving Hanging Decoration
Mixed Bag of Christmas Embellishments & Ribbon
Reminisce Frosted Rub-on Transfers

To enter, just leave your details with Inlinkz below, no need to advertise in your sidebar and I will draw a winner on 15th October 2013.

This candy is open to existing and new followers only - however do not follow my blog just for the candy - I will be watching and will not accept candy grabbers.

Good Luck.

Claire x




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